Holiday Havoc In Bronx on December 6th


Holiday Havoc In Bronx on December 6th

Press Release: On Thursday night December 6, 2007, DiBella Entertainment, Top Rank and Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing presents "Vs. Fight Night Live" at the Utopia Paradise Theater in the heart of the Bronx, New York. In the main event, it will be a ten-round junior middleweight battle of talented Eastern Europeans, as regional titlist Andrey Tsurkan (25-2, 16 KOs) defends against undefeated Yuri Foreman (23-0, 8 KOs), born in Belarus.  Tsurkan, who now lives in the Bronx and is promoted by Star Boxing, knocked out Sammy Sparkman in the ninth round back on April 11, 2007. Foreman, who lives in Brooklyn, last fought on the undercard of Cotto-Judah at Madison Square Garden on June 9, 2007 where he won a ten-round decision over Anthony Thompson (23-2, 16 KOs).

The co-feature bout is another ten-round junior middleweight showdown between Argentinean Sergio Martinez (40-1-1, 21 KOs) and Ossie Duran (23-6-1, 9 KOs). Martinez will be fighting his first bout under the DiBella banner. Martinez, who resides in Spain, has won 24 straight fights including a 4th round knockout of Saul Roman (28-4, 24 KO's) who most recently knocked out former champion Kassim Ouma (25-4-1, 15 KO's) on November 2. Duran is a slick boxer who has won three out his last four bouts including three straight decisions over Marcos Primera (20-17-2, 13 KO's), Gilberto Reyes (18-5-1, 11 KO's), and Jonathan Reid (34-8, 19 KO's).

The loaded undercard features DBE's welterweight Edgar "El Chamaco" Santana (21-3, 13 KO's), heavyweight Monte "Two Gunz" Barrett (31-6, 17 KO's) and DBE cruiserweight Andre "Tombstone" Purlette (39-2, 35 KO's). Star Boxing's Philly welterweight Ray Robinson (5- 0, 1 KO) and one of America's top amateur heavyweights, Joe Hanks (Pro Debut) will also be on the card.

Tickets priced at $2,000 for VIP Tables of 10 (includes beer, wine, and dinner), $100, $50, and $30 are available by calling DiBella Entertainment at (212) 947- 2577 or Star Boxing at (718) 823-2000 and through Ticketmaster by logging onto www.ticketmaster. com.